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Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Written by Dennis Hissink
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Manual and automatic operations Accurate control & predictable results
Nikon D70s Manual and automatic operations Nikon D70s Accurate control and predictable results
Nikon D70s Manual and automatic operations Nikon D70s Accurate control and predictable results
For those of you who would like to handle a digital SLR camera like the Nikon D70s without any knowledge or without wanting to learn anything about basic photographic shooting are still capable of handling a Nikon D70s. Innovative shooting options simplify the photographic process, whether controlled manually or via advanced automatic operation. Most notable are seven automated Digital Vari-Program selections accessed from the mode dial, blending personal control and powerful automatic operation to help the photographer achieve great results under complex shooting conditions, even when in a hurry to catch the shot. These seven Digital Vari-Program selections deliver automatic operation that optimizes white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue for crisp and vivid results that match the intended shot. Selections include Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Landscape, and Night Portrait. To enhance images the Nikon D70s is equipped with options like Image enhancement options optimize sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue while using Auto Multi Program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], or Manual [M] exposure modes to best match the scene or intended use for the picture. The easy to set choices include Normal, Vivid, Sharper, Softer, Direct print, Portrait, Landscape or Custom optimization.
The new Nikon D70s offers flexible sensitivity control from ISO 200 to 1600 to match most any lighting condition; the ISO sensitivity can be set manually or be controlled automatically by the Nikon D70s. Furthermore to optimize exposure the user can choose from three TTL exposure modes, including Nikon's acclaimed 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor, variable Center-Weighted Meter and choice of Spot Meters. To achieve more exact results Auto exposure bracketing and flash exposure compensation helps the user to achieve that precise result. The Color Reproduction System of Nikon offers a choice of three color modes to ensure the best match for the shot when operating the camera manually; Mode Ia - Renders natural-looking skin tones out of the camera. (sRGB), Mode II - Realizes a wider color range suited for processing or retouching. (Adobe RGB), and Mode IIIa - Renders vivid landscape and flora colors out of the camera. (sRGB). And handy, saves you time, optimizes and accelerates the workflow is the simultaneous recording of NEF (RAW) and JPEG data for the same shot.
Nikon D70s SLR Dennis Hissink LetsGoDigital Online Magazine
Nikon D70s The main control centre with logical ergonomics
Editors comment:

"The controls on the Nikon D70s are easy to find. There is no need for searching and the operation is simply smooth. The excellent clear menus are to be navigated via the clear and larger LCD display. To me, the easy access proves that although some may find minor updates not that important they could make a difference of day and night to create an accessible digital camera… The Nikon D70s for sure is user-friendly!"

Nikon D70s The main control centre with logical ergonomics

Image rotation Accessory shoe Interfaces
Nikon D70s Image rotation Nikon D70s Accessory shoe Nikon D70s Interfaces
Nikon D70s Image rotation Nikon D70s Accessory shoe Nikon D70s Interfaces
By default, the Nikon D70s records camera orientation with each photograph taken. This allows 'tall' (portrait) orientation photographs to be displayed in the correct orientation when played back on the camera or viewed using Nikon Capture 4 version 4.2 or later (available separately) or PictureProject. If desired, this feature can be turned off while taking photographs with the lens pointed up or down, when the camera may fail to record the correct orientation.
The Nikon D70s is equipped with an accessory shoe that allows SB-series Speedlights, including the Nikon SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-50DX, SB-27, SB-23, SB-22S, and SB-29S to be mounted directly on the camera without a sync cable. The accessory shoe is equipped with a safety lock for Speedlights with a locking pin, such as the Nikon SB-800 and SB-80DX. The built-in flash of the Nikon has only a limited effective power, like a fill in function. External Nikon Speedlight flash guns are preferable for extra power.
The interfaces of the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera are well built-in. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interfaces guarantees a fast transfer from camera to computer or notebook. Especially large image files, like NEF (RAW) image files can be as big as around 10MB each. A full 1 or 2GB CompactFlash card will take too long to transfer via USB 1.1, or you could use an external USB 2.0 card reader. In that way you can still use your camera with another card, and transfer the images with the card reader simultaneously.
Nikon D70s Now supports a larger capacity Li-ion battery
Nikon D70s SLR Dennis Hissink LetsGoDigital Online Magazine
Editors comment:
"Speed plays an important roll. The Nikon D70s knows a fast start-up and is able to handle large amount of image files. But it is not only fast image processing that is important to the Nikon D70s, the transport from digital camera to a computer with high speed is also possible due to the availability of a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. Those of you who experienced this kind of speed will never think of the old days where speed was just a dream you could wish for.."

Nikon D70s Now supports a larger capacity Li-ion battery

Nikon D70s Quick Charger MH-18a Nikon D70s Camera bag
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Nikon D70s Quick Charger MH-18a Nikon D70s Camera bag
The Nikon MH-18a quick charger is delivered with the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera. The compact and easy to carry with you charger weighs only 80g and will only take about two hours to charge an EN-EL3 battery. The number of shots that can be taken with a fully-charged Nikon EN-EL3 battery (1400mAh) varies with the condition of the batteries, temperature, and how the Nikon D70s is used.
The new semi-soft case for the Nikon D70s is compact and Light weight. A case like this is recommended to prevent dust from coming into the camera without any need to. A case gives your Nikon D70s protection and it easily hides the look of a small fortune when carrying it with you during your holidays.
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